European Sea Freight
Since 1995, we have been operating European short sea freight services from our South-West base in Bristol. Our sea freight solutions complement our European road freight services when our clients require a more economical transport solution or need to ship in bulk. We specialise in containers from Italy, Spain and Portugal back to the UK. Having previously been named Ceramic Logistics, we have a long history of importing stone and ceramic goods from these countries and we can offer very competitive rates on 20ft, 30ft, 40ft and 45ft sea containers due to the volumes of cargo we move via our shipping accounts.
We make daily collections in Spain, Italy and Portugal, and ship back to the UK with an average transit time of anything between 8-12 days door to door. As we utilise all the major UK ports, including Felixstowe, Thamesport, Tilbury, Liverpool, Southampton, Bristol, Grangemouth and London Gateway, we can deliver to anywhere in the UK. We are also full set up to assist with any customs from export declarations in the country of origin and import declarations in the country of delivery.
Some of our clients do not have the facilities to offload a container on site. We can, therefore, tranship or devan the container in port and deliver the goods on a standard artic trailer or something smaller if required. We believe it is our attention to detail and 24/7 customer service that sets up apart. With over 20 years of experience and long-standing relationships with the shipping lines, we are well placed to offer the most comprehensive European sea freight solutions in the industry.
Wide Range of Container Options
20ft, 30ft, 40ft & 45ft Options
Regular Weekly Departures
Transhipping at Dock
Warehouse & Storage Facilities
Sea Freight from Italy to the UK
Sea Freight from Spain to the UK
Our container services from Spain to the UK are very popular, with textiles being the most popular commodity shipped on a weekly basis. As many of our customers are involved in the importation of ceramics and stone, we utilise the port of Bilboa to ship goods to the UK and can offer containers, including 20ft, 40ft and 45ft containers with payloads of up to 26,000 kg. We make daily collections throughout Spain with typical transit times of 10-12 days door to door. We can make deliveries all over the UK, whether they are delivered directly to site or goods transhipped and devanned by using an artic trailer or something smaller if required. Due to the volume of cargo that we import from Spain to the UK, we can often offer very competitive shipping rates whilst also upholding our renowned 24/7 customer service.
Sea Freight from Portugal to the UK
Importing and shipping containers from Portugal to the UK was something that came a little later in the evolution of our business. We developed this area of the business from 2005 due to increasing demand from our clients. As with Spain and Italy, we offer 20ft, 40ft and 45ft containers with a transit time of 10-12 days and can either deliver direct, which means the container gets unloaded at the delivery point, or tranship it in port and use a standard trailer for delivery. We ship from Leixões and Setubal in Portugal and then deliver into many UK ports, including Felixstowe, Thamesport, Tilbury, Liverpool, Southampton, Bristol, Grangemouth and London Gateway.
Container Sizes & Dimensions
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20ft Standard Container
30ft Standard Container
40ft Standard Container
45ft Standard Container
|Max. Gross: 30,480 kgs||Max. Gross: 33,075 kgs||Max. Gross: 30,480 kgs||Max. Gross: 30,480 kgs|
|Max. Payload: 28,110 kgs||Max. Payload: 28,400 kgs||Max. Payload: 26,740 kgs||Max. Payload: 25,780 kgs|
|Capacity: 33.2 CU.M||Capacity: 21.09 m²||Capacity: 67.8 CU.M||Capacity: 86.0 CU.M|
|Internal Measurements||Internal Measurements||Internal Measurements||Internal Measurements|
|Length: 5.9m||Length: 8.93m||Length: 12m||Length: 13.56m|
|Width: 2.35m||Width: 2.33m||Width: 2.35m||Width: 2.35m|
|Height: 2.39m||Height: 2.35m||Height: 2.39m||Height: 2.70m|
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Why Plexus Freight?
25 Years’ Experience